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Banana Waste in the Philippines

Requested from BPI by M. Castillo at 09:26 AM on Oct 12, 2021.
Purpose: Thesis Re: Utilization of Banana Waste in the Philippines
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2015 - 10/11/2021
Tracking no: #BPI-499002830775

Castillo 09:26 AM, Oct 12, 2021

Our goal is to help the banana industry adopt a sustainable system. We'd like to inquire if you have any information regarding the following:
- Data on the amount of banana wastes being generated (includes pseudostems, stalks, peels, leaves) in the PH.
- Where and how do banana growers dispose of these wastes? Is there a regulating committee or body which manages/collects them?
- Are there existing policies regarding banana waste?
- Are there companies/groups which utilize, recycle, or convert banana wastes into different products? Or are there any local initiatives?

Thank you!

October 19, 2021

Dear Margaux Castillo,


Thank you for your request dated Oct 12, 2021 09:26:14 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Banana Waste in the Philippines.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have information on banana waste. 

However, you may wish to contact Bureau of Agricultural Research as they might have conducted research on similar topic. https://bar.gov.ph/

For statistical Data, you may send your inquiry to the Philippine Statistics Authority (Crop Stat. division) or the LGU specifically the Provincial or Municipal Agri Office of the provinces where banana is prevalent.  

Thank you.

FOI  Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

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